Porsche is not averse to a small expansion of the term ‘sports car’. With almost two decades of Cayenne experience, the manufacturer can be seen as the founder of the power SUV and with the Panamera also gave us something that we had not seen before. According to Automotive News However, the Stuttgarters would like to go a step further, because they were informed that Porsche is working on a kind of sedan-like giga-SUV.
Porsche employees would have knocked on the door of a number of dealers in the US to check their reactions to a new model. The informants spoke of a car that was wider and longer than the Cayenne, had three rows of seats, still stood high on its legs like an SUV but showed the flat tailgate of a sedan. That sounds like complete chaos to us, and one of the dealers also described it as something very atypical for Porsche.
However, we should not go too fast, because after a phone call with the spokesperson for Porsche North America, he told Automotive News that the brand often goes to the dealer network with a hunch. They regularly ask for feedback from their dealers in the context of the Porsche Unseen initiative, without any guarantee that they are actually planning something concrete with those ideas. That seems to us rather what is going on here, although there is not often smoke without fire. For example, there is a chance that Porsche would position an SUV — without sedan features — above the Cayenne, because a seven-seater is currently still missing from their range.